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Old 12-07-2011, 03:59 PM - Thread Starter
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Some of you Forza players may be aware of a contest held recently, asking players to create a new race design concept for Team Hyundai and place it on the in-game Genesis Coupe.

Well, I've just found out I'm one of 5 finalists, and my design will appear on XBOX Live for public voting between December 10th and 20th

If you're going to cast a vote and are on the fence about your favorite, maybe you'd consider casting a vote for a fellow AVS member?

I won't know until the 10th which of my submissions was chosen, but it will be some variation of this...



Fingers crossed! Winner gets a 2012 Hyundai Veloster and I'd finally be able to venture into the car a/v section around here
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Wow. Congratulations! I'll definitely vote for you. It's a great design and deserves to win.

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You got my vote

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Congrats! You've got my vote
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Awesome! How does the voting work? Is it done in-game somehow, or will it be a general vote on the dashboard for all to vote on?
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:55 AM - Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! Voting will occur on a "Hyuandia landing page" in Xbox live, whatever that means. I presume it will be mixed in with the rotating ads you see on the Live homescreen. Voting is open to all Gold & Silver users, so you don't even need to own Forza to vote.

Thanks again
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Good Luck

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That's dope. You got my vote too and goodluck!

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You'll get my vote,nice job on the artwork.

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Old 12-10-2011, 11:30 PM - Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, I just cast my vote and there are some nice designs in there. Could go to any of us.

There's an ad on the XBL homescreen, looks like this but it doesn't seem to be in rotation very frequently...



Once you click on that it takes you to a page with some video and promotional ad stuff, then a tab on the far right to vote. That's me in the top-right



With no indication as to how the tally is looking I'm going to be on pins and needles for the next 10 days!
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Got my vote

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That's kind of weird. Not your design, that's great - that it's a Veloster ad and contest, but we're voting for a Genesis design, kind of a deceptive ad campaign.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:41 AM - Thread Starter
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That's kind of weird. Not your design, that's great - that it's a Veloster ad and contest, but we're voting for a Genesis design, kind of a deceptive ad campaign.

Yeah, it's definitely a bit odd. The Veloster isn't available in Forza Motorsport, so they had us do the design on the Genesis instead.

Thanks for the votes!
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Good luck! I agree on the wtf veloster thing. If they wanted to do it right, you should get your own Genesis... with your custom design on it!
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Yeah, that's another weird part of it. You *can* choose to receive the car with your design on it - but it's a completely different body style. I guess they'd just do their best at adapting the design to the Veloster but there would be some serious WTF moments because much of the design is tailored to the lines of the Genesis. If it were going on a Veloster I'd much prefer the ability to start over.
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If anyone is interested in voting, but isn't seeing the Hyundai Veloster ad, I've just confirmed you can bring up the guide and then hit "Y" to refresh the ads. I got the Veloster voting ad after just a few tries.

Thanks for your support!



I'm Orange and Blue Stripey Racecar, and I approve this message.
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Bump voted for ya

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Thanks man! I was feeling pretty good, but Turn 10 hosted their own brand of straw poll on Facebook and I'm afraid I'm sunk. Based on likes and comments I'd say I'm a strong contender for second place but one design in particular is running away with it.

View the carnage here.

It's an awesome design but I just feel like it's more of a show car, when we were specifically asked to create a *race* design. Anyway, if anyone else can get a vote in before the 20th I might still be able to pull it off!
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Voted for ya last night!

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Next time don't pick Auburn and/or Florida colors.

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Old 12-14-2011, 05:37 PM - Thread Starter
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Thanks DeeLux! MatteoMS, do you play Forza and if so where do your loyalties lie? I've done some NCAA designs, so perhaps you could be persuaded.
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Thanks DeeLux! MatteoMS, do you play Forza and if so where do your loyalties lie? I've done some NCAA designs, so perhaps you could be persuaded.

I don't have Forza 4 yet, but when I get it I might could be persuaded by an Alabama design.

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I don't have Forza 4 yet, but when I get it I might could be persuaded by an Alabama design.

Let me know if you ever do pick up Forza, I'm your man for Tide decals and designs



Now I'm sure I've gone and pissed off another huge section of potential voters
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love your work! wish you could do a UCLA one. the major schools are already well represented. show the west coast some love!
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love your work! wish you could do a UCLA one. the major schools are already well represented. show the west coast some love!

Definitely man, I could do a UCLA car once this competition settles down. That Bear can't be as hard as the doggone 'bama elephant. My eyes were screwed up for like a week after finishing that thing. I did it on a tiny screen before the fine folks over in home theater construction helped talk me through putting together a modest theater/gaming room.

I think Colorado is as far west as I've done for NCAA, the only real west coast action I have is a bunch of USMC decals. I'm a prior service Marine and am actually thinking with the release of the Ford Raptor as DLC that a bad ass USMC design will be coming soon for that rig.

Anyway, thanks again for the support from those who have voted, commented, or told a friend. Just a few days left and then I absolutely need to get some blood pressure medication prescribed to get things back to normal!
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Definitely man, I could do a UCLA car once this competition settles down. That Bear can't be as hard as the doggone 'bama elephant. My eyes were screwed up for like a week after finishing that thing. I did it on a tiny screen before the fine folks over in home theater construction helped talk me through putting together a modest theater/gaming room.

I think Colorado is as far west as I've done for NCAA, the only real west coast action I have is a bunch of USMC decals. I'm a prior service Marine and am actually thinking with the release of the Ford Raptor as DLC that a bad ass USMC design will be coming soon for that rig.

dude, you're awesome! you had my vote. thanks to you, mboojigga, and others for service to this country as well!

I can provide you some logo artwork and some adobe illustrator files if it'll help you out.

oh, do you know of a forza painting tutorial that may help the inner artist in me? I'm good with pencil, acrylic, pen, etc. But this whole notion of doing things with a game controller and shapes in a game is completely foreign to me.

some small snaps (so that I don't spam this thread with overly large graphics):




classic Bruin


modern Bruin (though in recent catalogs, the school has de-emphasized this bear because everyone kept buying the classic Bruin)




cheers!

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If you have access to nice hi-rez graphics that helps a lot. I try to make everything as accurate as possible and sometimes it's hard to discern details in the smaller source images.

In terms of tutorials... Hmmm... There's one that springs to mind that I found quite helpful in terms of understanding how to stack layers to make a character-type image...

http://forums.forzamotorsport.net/fo...ad/213264.aspx

I think what I found most helpful with that one is realizing that things are going to look pretty rough at first, but as you add details the image will really come together nicely. When I first started I'd get frustrated and would give up too early, but now I just sorta work through that part and it most often comes out just fine.
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Finally got the ad to show up today. I put my vote in for you good luck.

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The words above are based on loose facts mixed with my opinion, the latter of which is subject to change.

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Finally got the ad to show up today. I put my vote in for you good luck.

Wow man - thanks for persevering. The ad is pretty tough to track down so I know it's not the easiest thing in the world to go and cast a vote.

I think that factor alone could make it a pretty close finish so if anyone else could get a vote in before midnight Tuesday, or tell a friend, I'd obviously be hugely grateful.
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